Ian Warden

Ian Warden

Ian Warden is a columnist for The Canberra Times


As for plumbing, Ardie just circles the question

Ian Warden I was sitting beside Ardie the University of Canberra robot, when suddenly he seemed to engage me in conversation.

Gang-gang: 100 years ago, patriotic Goulburn

Ian Warden One hundred years ago, a patriotic demonstration, convened by the mayor and held in the Goulburn Botanical Gardens on Thursday night, was largely attended.

Gang-gang. The Life of Brian Schmidt

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Ian Warden Turner school science festival

Gang-gang: 100 years ago, silver linings

Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week, as men enlisted, Melbourne Punch columnist Clio told Australian womanhood how to help the war effort.

The media and Julia Gillard - what women don't deserve


Ian Warden Did the media aid and abet the "pornification" of Julia Gillard?

Gang-gang: Elements of beauty entice you to Step Into The Limelight

Exquisite: 'Self Portrait' is one of the many exhibition highlights.

Ian Warden Step Into The Limelight exhibition boasts many tiny but exquisite works.


Gang-gang: A horse adrift

An installation at the main entrance to the National Museum.

Ian Warden Whenever Superman (who has X-ray vision) looks hard at a horse, he must see something very like the life-size horse sculpture Adrift, shown off at the National Museum of Australia on Thursday.

Gang-gang: 100 years ago - Here comes Hell

Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week the Glengarry, Toongabbie and Cowwarr Journal and Central Gippsland Reporter reported the previous Sunday's sermons full of dread of the unfolding Great War.

Happy camper Kate Smith yet to touch down after spacey trip


Ian Warden Hughes Primary principal Kate Smith has won Gold at the International Space Camp.

Gang-gang: 100 years ago, Paganini's woodworm

Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week the sensationalist Sydney weekly The World's News reported the greatest horror imaginable for owners of priceless old violins.

Gang-gang. Supercomputer Birthday Boy


Ian Warden Raijin is named after the Japanese Shinto god of thunder, lightning and storms.

Gang-gang: 100 years ago, War! War!

HMAS Australia during World War I.

Ian Warden One hundred years ago this week bucolic country newspapers like the Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal contained a surreal mixture of "normal" news (sales of fat cows, etc) and news of the...

Gang-gang. Secret Stromlo

Wartime optical munitions work at Mt Stromlo.

Ian Warden Who is this man and what are the objects beside him?  

Gang-gang. 100 Years Ago. Plumed pest

Ian Warden  One hundred years ago this week, women's plumed hats were a nuisance in the theatre.


Yarralumlans living in a NIMBY's paradise

Dodgy Photoshop. Ian Warden and Coolio in da hood.

Ian Warden As humans, we scour our world for opportunities.

Canberra Tree Week: Trees do impossible things

Ian Warden Dr Cris Brack drew some awed gasps from his green congregation as he sang the praises of trees.


Gang-gang: Campaign for precious parrot Scarlet Macaw

The fabulous Scarlet Macaw.

Ian Warden George Olah is crowdsourcing funding for a doco film to help explain the plight of the Scarlet Macaw.


Is Mt Stromlo the coldest place in Canberra?


Ian Warden Atop exposed Mt Stromlo on Wednesday for the launching of the Mt Stromlo Interactive Heritage Trail an icy breeze tousled this columnist's flaxen locks.

Gang-gang. I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier


Ian Warden Readers love a singsong so all together now in the chorus from 'I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier.'

Gang-gang. 100 Years Ago. Man from Snowy River

Man from Snowy River.

Ian Warden John Riley, the model for Paterson's The Man From Snowy River, died 100 years ago this week.